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 Posted: Sat Sep 28th, 2013 10:38 pm
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Great work Ray,
The k.i.s.s. formular works every time, simple tools, and a bit of thought into the procedure and a great result.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 28th, 2013 10:43 pm
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I second that big time. How cool is that brick work.
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 Posted: Fri Oct 4th, 2013 07:20 pm
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I've finished the roof and rear wall, using the same design as described on my previous build. The rear wall is removable for access to the interior, and is not detailed because it will be positioned against a cliff:



I also built two box-like structures to contain the interior details. These slide out of the main structure:




I had planned to use resin "stone" castings over the window and door arches. However, when I laid them out on the model, it just didn't look right to me. So I went with Plan B -- brick arches. These were made from 1mm thick Sintra PVC, scribed, cut to shape and glued into place:




I've started building the frames for the windows and door. So far only the most basic part of the frames has been done, using .080" x .125" strips of styrene. There are still more details to be added. Here they are temporarily fitted into the building:




Because this building is supposed to be rundown and weathered, I scribed some woodgrain into the styrene strips prior to cutting them to fit. The curved part was made by bending one of the strips around a small saucepan, then heating it by holding it above the electric burner on our stove:




Here's a shot of the building temporarily in position on the foundation:




I also screwed something up... My first attempt at scribing the bricks at the forward edge of the side wall was a complete disaster. The red putty used to smooth the joint crumbles when scribed, and the joints tend to cause the scribing tool to go off course. I think it would have worked better if I'd used an epoxy putty. Also, I goofed up the spacing of the mortar lines. I'll have to put some more thought into this before making another attempt.




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 Posted: Fri Oct 4th, 2013 07:59 pm
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Hi Ray,

Your buildings look great :2t:.
I also think the brick arches are the better choice on this one. Let the good work coming!

Alwin

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 Posted: Fri Oct 4th, 2013 10:00 pm
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I hope the building will be an hospital, because that slope right at the front door...... (distant rumbling approaching. Hordes of lawyers are a'comin').[url=javascript:emoticon(':glad:', 'images/emoticons/yahoo.gif')]document.write('[/url]');



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 Posted: Sat Oct 5th, 2013 08:14 pm
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I've finished the doors and windows for the ground floor. The doors were built up from strips of .020" styrene. although it's not visible in the photo, the doors and frames all have simulated wood grain. The door handles will be added after the doors are painted:







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 Posted: Sat Oct 5th, 2013 10:17 pm
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INFREAKINMARVELOUS...the brickwork is just wonderful and those doors & windows are...well, I don't have words. I love the whole thing, screw ups and all, it is most realistic and looks as it should.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 5th, 2013 10:20 pm
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Just about as perfect as architectural modeling can get!

Window mutins a scale size, crisp and square---

Great brick and stone work--almost a shame to leave it outside.



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I finished building the frames for the upstairs windows. Here's one of them:




Then I decided it would be fun to have an old air conditioner hanging out one of the windows. I was inspired by this building in Tonopah, NV:




The air conditioner I modeled is meant to be older and has a simpler design. It will also function as a vent for the structure, to equalize the interior air pressure and prevent build up of humidity:




Here's how it turned out. I still have to add the glass:








I had wanted to paint the AC a color other than white, and this yellowish-tan was the only thing I had on hand. I'm not sure it's the best choice but it'll do. Adding the bird poop, rust and grime was fun.

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Superbly done Ray and it's getting more and more difficult to distinguish between model and reality. I think it's only the odd thumb end that convinces me you're not just out there taking more photos in Tonopah.

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